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”Hermit” Sambit Patra Challenging BJD Heavyweight Pinaki Mishra In Puri

Puri:  Abandoning the high-profile appearance he puts on television, BJP leader Sambit Patra is living the life of a hermit ever since he filed his nomination from Puri, a Lok Sabha constituency where the election has turned into a contest among spokespersons of three political parties. Mr Patra is pitted …

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India Hopes US Will Allow Allies To Buy Some Iranian Oil: Report

New Delhi:  India hopes the US will allow its allies to continue to buy some Iranian oil instead of halting the purchases altogether from May, a source familiar with the talks between the two countries said today. The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian …

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First Lokpal Office Address Is A Five-Star Delhi Hotel

New Delhi:  The country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman, will work from a five-star luxury hotel in Delhi, officials said on Monday. The Lokpal chairperson, all of its eight members and support staff are being allocated space in the hotel premises, they said. “The office of Lokpal will work from …

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Lokpal’s First Office Address Is A 5-Star Hotel In Delhi

New Delhi:  The country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman, will work from a five-star luxury hotel in Delhi, officials said on Monday. The Lokpal chairperson, all of its eight members and support staff are being allocated space in the hotel premises, they said. “The office of Lokpal will work from …

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Nominating Pragya Thakur “Absolutely Right Decision” Says Amit Shah

Kolkata:  BJP chief Amit Shah today defended the party’s decision to field Pragya Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blasts case, as a Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal against Congress’s Digvijaya Singh. The candidacy of the saffron-robed right-wing activist, who calls herself a Sadhvi (ascetic) has been challenged in court …

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Indian Coast Guard On Alert To Stop Attackers From Fleeing Lanka: Sources

New Delhi:  The Indian Coast Guard has been placed on high alert along the maritime border to prevent any attempt by those behind the Sri Lanka blasts to enter India, sources in the central government said today. The move came hours after the Sri Lanka declared that a local Islamic …

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Poll Body Approves Repolling In 12 Booths Of Inner Manipur Lok Sabha Seat

Imphal:  The Election Commission has approved re-polling in 12 booths of Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency, where the voting process was disrupted or stalled during the second phase on April 18. Noting that the polling undertaken in these 12 booths has been declared “void” by the EC, Chief Electoral Officer PK …

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“Army Jawans Don’t Count Bodies, Only Eagles Do,” Says Rajnath Singh

Bikaner, Rajasthan:  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the day India will be free from Congress, it will become poverty-free. Mr Singh said Congress had made several promises but did not fulfil them and “if someone” has to learn to reduce poverty then they should take lessons …

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“Curse Of Jet Staff More Powerful That That Of A Sadhvi”: Shiv Sena

Mumbai:  The Shiv Sena on Monday urged the NDA government to take over the temporarily grounded private carrier Jet Airways and save its staff from losing their jobs. It asked Prime Minister Modi to take a cue from the foresight shown by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi in nationalising …

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Officer Suspended For Checking PM Modi’s Chopper Sent Back To Karnataka

New Delhi:  An Election Commission general observer, who was suspended for checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur in violation of norms for dealing with SPG protectees, has been sent back to Karnataka. He is a 1996 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre. The Commission had last week …

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